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as his brother gets set to hit the campaign trail today. after a weekend of record setting lows, the weather conditions will affect 90 million from the deep south to the north today. tomorrow, things heat up in a big way. new scandal for spitzer? elliott spitzer has been accused of choking a woman inside a new york city hotel room. he says there is no truth to the allegation. police are investigating. and trapped! dozens of people, including a baby, stuck in a train car for hours in sub zero temperatures. the riders finally lowered to safety by rope and glad to be back on solid ground today, monday, february 15th, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza.
welcome to "today." it's presidents' day, monday morning. carson daly is in for matt. we have a lot to talk about. >> we do. >> so much has changed with the passing of justice scalia. the flag outside the supreme court at half-staff this morning after this weekend's sudden and unexpected death of justice antonin scalia. replacing him, of course, will tilt the balance of the supreme court. that has ignited a new election year battle, and an epic one. we have two reports for you this morning. we'll also talk about all of this with republican presidential hopeful jeb bush live in a moment. let's begin with pete williams, who is at the court this morning. good morning to you. >> savannah, good morning. it's been more than 50 years since the supreme court was in this position, facing the busiest part of the term without all nine justices. that cast a big shadow of uncertainty as the court
most controversial cases. >> reporter: draped in an american flag, the body of antonin scalia arrived in virginia late sunday night. the death from an apparent heart attack was a month shy of his 80th birthday at this west texas guest ranch. he was in the company of friends before dying in his sleep in his room. >> found himself in a very congenial group. he was surrounded by admirers of him and his work. >> reporter: the other reagan appointee said scalia will be remembered for his wisdom and brilliance. the supreme court split, five conservatives and four liberals. with eight justices, it raises the possibility of a 4-4 tie. a tie leaves the lower court ruling intact, a victory for whoever won in the lower court. among the big cases this term, a tie would maintain tough new texas restrictions on abortion.
states to pass similar laws. a 4-4 vote would leave the legal hold in place on president obama's plan to let 5 million undocumented migrants stay here. it would head off an effort to weaken unions representing public employees, including teachers. if president obama put scalia's successor on the court, it would mean a liberal majority. >> it's never been so clear that the balance of power ideologically is affected. >> reporter: two on the washington, d.c. court, and a judge in california. >> we'll soon know the funeral arrangements for justice scalia. if the family wishes, he could lie in repose in the great hall of the supreme court building, just inside the bronze doors at the top of the steps.
rehnquist. justice scalia's death has set off a political battle. peter alexander has that part of the story. good morning. >> good morning to you. the court vacancy is reframing the 2016 campaign. this is now the rarest of presidential elections. one where control of the white house, congress and now the supreme court are all in play. >> in a moment of silence for justice scalia. >> reporter: the moment of silence for justice scalia lasted a moment before the political pile-on began. >> we ought to make the 2016 election a referendum on the supreme court. >> i think the real plan for it would be somebody just like justice scalia. >> reporter: the now empty seat upping the ante in an already fierce battle for the white house. >> there is no way the senate should confirm someone that barack obama tries to appoint in his last year in office. >> reporter: senate majority leader mitch mcconnell arguing
have a new president. with 11 months left in his term, president obama insists he will nominate a new justice and expects the senate to consider his choice fairly. >> these are responsibilities i take seriously, as should everyone. they're bigger than any one party. they are about our democracy. >> reporter: if the president seats the third justice, that could give the court its first liberal majority in 40 years. ted cruz who once was a law clerk vowed to block any obama nominee. >> we're advising a lame duck couldn't tip the balance of the court. >> reporter: this ad highlights what's at stake. >> marriage, civil liberty, we're one supreme court justice away from losing them all. >> reporter: fiery feuds in the republican field. >> they lie. >> liar, liar, liar. >> reporter: saturday night's debate, the most combative so far. highlighted in this exchange
bush. >> obviously, the war in iraq was a big, fat mistake. it took jeb bush, if you remember, at the beginning of his announcement, when he announced for president, took him five days, he went back. it wasn't a mistake. wasn't a mistake. took him five days before his people told him what to say. >> on this presidents' day, former president george w. bush will campaign alongside his brother here for the first time. after that dispute with donald trump this weekend, jeb bush said that trump is no longer invited. in fact, the two men didn't even shake hands after the debate. savannah? >> peter alexander, thank you so much. republican presidential hopeful governor jeb bush is with us now. good to see you. >> good morning, savannah. >> i want to make sure i understand your position on this. senator mcconnell of the republican leadership suggests a nominee put forward by president obama would not get a vote. that it wouldn't come up in the
cruz and marco rubio, seem to support that approach. where do you come down on it? do you think a nominee of the president should come for an up or down vote in the senate this year? >> it's up to mitch mcconnell in the senate. i'm not a senate and not running for the united states senate. if he's going to take that path, i respect that. what shouldn't happen is in an election year, a president in a very divisive kind of time, should nominate someone and have it be passed. there shouldn't be deference to the executive, is my point. >> is that a copout, saying it's up to senator mcconnell? shouldn't you take a position? >> i am taking a position. if there is an up or down vote, it should be rejected based on the history of how president obama selects judges. if there is no vote, it's fine, too. what i'm saying is there shouldn't be an obama -- justice shouldn't be appointed in an election year.
there's a lot riding on this. the second amendment, religious freedom and other causes important for this country will be determined by this pick. >> for those saying that there shouldn't be an up or down vote, and i understand you're not necessarily one of them, are they on weak constitutional ground? in other words, you said the other night, you're an article ii guy. it makes clear the president nominates, senate advises and consents. it doesn't say, except in an election year. >> the president has the right to nominate. that was my point in the debate. the senate has the right to carry out the rules. my point is, irrespective of appointment based on the record of president obama's selection they're way out of the this should be an important election. i'm more than happy to litigate that. even though i'm not a lawyer, i'm happy to litigate the constitutionality of this case. >> let me talk about your
will be on the trail with you this morning. he's made a point to stay out of the political fray since he stepped out of office. was it a hard decision to make? >> this will be the first time he's gotten involved, and i respect the fact that he has it's a good tradition. like president clinton, i guess, know, he wants to help his brother. at all. i'm proud of my family's service. i'm running for president based on my own merits but the fact he's supporting me will add to the primary in south carolina, for sure. >> you say you're your own man, but donald trump said it was your brother who, according to trump, lied about weapons of mass destruction. he said 9/11 happened on your brother's watch, so didn't keep us safe. and he added there was an economic collapse at the end of
the election of barack obama. i guess the question is, by having your brother out on the trail, does this kind of invite that re-litigation of the past? >> it's interesting that donald trump praises putin and attacks my brother. i think in a south carolina primary, that's probably the wrong place to be. >> did your brother give you any advice for dealing with someone like donald trump? >> i don't think my brother ever had any experience with dealing with a person like donald trump. he's a bully and you have to stand up. i'm the only guy standing up against him. he's hijacking the conservative republican. there's nothing in his past that republican. up to him. do it respectfully, do it with civility, but you cannot allow a bully to take over this party. watching today. thank you for your time this morning. appreciate it. >> you bet. on the democratic side, sanders say the president has the right and responsibility to
this as the battle between them tightens in nevada. kristen welker, good morning. >> carson, good morning to you. secretary clinton was initially planning to campaign in florida today, but now she's added an extra day of campaigning here in nevada. feeling the pressure from a surging bernie sanders. she knows in order to win these larger, more diverse states, she needs latinos and african-americans to turn out in big numbers. >> reporter: today, with the democratic race tightening, hillary clinton and bernie sanders are turning their attention to nevada. >> people come out in large numbers on caucus day, we're going to win here in nevada. >> reporter: both candidates reaching out to african-americans and latinos, two key voting blocks. with clinton meeting with a
racial divide late sunday. >> discrimination and bigotry. we have work to do to try to tear the barriers down, too. >> reporter: sanders is trying to rally minority voters to his message of income inequality. >> together, we are going to create a government that works for all of us. not just the 1%. >> reporter: for clinton, the silver state is crucial to regaining her momentum, after a bruising defeat in new hampshire. sanders is closing in, blanketing the airwaves with more than $2.5 million in ads, compared to clinton's nearly $1.5 million. >> she's no bernie. >> reporter: it was perhaps "saturday night live" that delivered the sharpest blow, spoofing clinton's supporters who are now giving sanders a serious look. i can't make you love me if you don't >> secretary clinton is getting a boost today, an endorsement from a group of ministers in
there. it is an issue that resonates with african-americans. >> kristen welker in reno, thank you. it was a weekend of record-shattering cold across the eastern half of the country. way to show it up, snow and ice. >> unfortunately, this is what we may see repeated again. this is i-65 in indiana, 30 miles northwest of indianapolis. this thing was closed for four hours, about 60 vehicles involved. dozens of people injured. snow came down. it started to coat the roads, and what a mess. look what we have coming into brutally cold air, although not as cold as it was.
4 below in albany. now we have a storm system pushing north and east. the blue line is the freezing line. atlanta, you have rain. but you go north, we've got snow and freezing rain developing. this is what we're looking for. today and tonight, snow will spread into the northeast. temperatures start to rise. we start as snow in new york and turn to rain. icy conditions from georgia to new england. 100 million people in some sort of winter weather advisory. upwards of 12 inches of snow up to the north and west. icy mix as you get from atlanta, north of atlanta, all the way up into new england. we're also going to be looking at heavy rain with this on into tomorrow. upwards of 3 inches of rain from parts of georgia to the northeast. we could see flooding, as well. >> wow. >> temperatures rising up in the mid 50s. >> i was going to say, warmup coming. it's like a roller coaster. >> keeping you busy, al. thanks. this morning, the fbi is trying to figure out who attached an explosive device to a rental car.
sunday. a mechanical found the device during an inspection. the building was evacuated. travelers were diverted to another lot to wait for vehicles but the airport remained open and no flights were affected. pope francis will celebrate mass today in mexico's least catholic state. on sunday, the pope held an outdoor mass for more than 300,000 people in a crime-ridden suburb of mexico city. the pope condemns the drug trade, telling worshippers there can be, quote, no dialogue with the devil. pope francis is halfway through his five-day trip to mexico. hours long ordeal for people at a new hampshire ski resort. natalie is here with the story. >> good morning to you. two tram cars malfunctioned, leaving dozens, including an 8 month old baby, trapped in the biting cold for hours. their dramatic rescue is caught on camera. >> reporter: a day on the slopes in new hampshire turned into a
cars suddenly stopped, leaving dozens stranded 40 feet in the air for almost three hours in sub zero temperatures. after what passengers described as a severe jolt, one tram came to a rest near the 4,000 foot summit. the other near the base of the mountain. among the 48 people trapped, an 8 month old baby. with the mercury around negative 4 degrees, blankets were sent to the top car to help guests stay warm until help arrived. one by one, ski patrol and firefighters repelled each person down through a trapped door in the tram. thankfully, no one was injured and no reports of frostbite. cannon mountain officials say a mechanical issue, not the cold, caused the brakes to get stuck, making for an unexpected downhill situation for those on board. >> as of late night, crews were still working to fix the issue with the tram. the guests who were trapped were offered vouchers to go back to
on a warmer day. >> wow. can you imagine, especially with a baby. >> have you been on a tram and see the trapdoor and think, wow, i hope i never have to use that. >> natalie, thank you. al, we meet again. >> that's right. we'll get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds.ecast (man) hmm. what do you think? (stranger) good mornin'! (store p.a.) attention shoppers, there's a lost couple in the men's department. (vo) there's a great big un-khaki world out there. explore it in a subaru crosstrek. love. it's what makes a subaru, a subaru. we are closing out our president's day weekend on a bit of a quieter note. with the system that brought snow to some
just clouds and warmer behind. clouds will stay thick for the rest of our valentine's day so it's a great day to go out to dinner and temperatures will be warmer than last night with most towns dropping towards that 20 degree mark. the sunshine will return for president's day with temperatures climbing into the upper 30s. we then set our sights on the next system that could bring some snow and/or a wintry mix to the area. the colder temperatures that we have bee last your latest weather. >> al, thanks. address this. we haven't mentioned it yet, but savannah, underneath the table, is wearing a boot on her left leg. >> that's right. >> please explain. >> well, i tripped on friday, right after -- we were going to al's weather at 8:30. i was rushing back in to the inside. and i tripped. as matt would say, i could trip on a cordless phone, but i did just trip. i really sprained my ankle. >> it's not broken? >> it's not broken, but it's probably as close to being broken without being broken as it could be. it's a very bad sprain. >> how long will you be in the boot?
>> why aren't we signing it, like in high school? >> you showed pictures. it was nasty. >> it was purple. >> my leg was bruceised. i sent ghastly pictures to these guys over the weekend. this was the offensing boot. >> wine therapy? >> a lot of wine therapy. when you wear three inch heels, they kill. i was running and it twisted it. that's why i'll be wearing this attractive boot. >> it's fashion week already. >> it needs to be bedazzled. >> okay. let's get martha stewart here and do a diy boot project. >> we should do that. coming up, former new york governor elliott spitzer accused of choking a woman inside a hotel room. what we're learning about the investigation this morning. how would you react if you saw a parent pressuring their kid to shoplift?
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it's cloudy and 34 degrees in sioux city. governor terry branstad has ordered all flags at iowa government facilities lowered to honor u.s. supreme court justice antonin scalia, who died over the weekend in texas. branstad ordered the flags to be flown at half-staff from sunrise today until sunset. the governor's directive applies to all u.s. and state flags under the control of the state. individuals, businesses, schools, municipalities, counties and other government subdivisions are encouraged to fly flags at half-staff today as well. let's check in with ben for the weather forecast.
roads. clouds will exit throughout the day leaving most with some decent sunshine and highs in the 30s and 40s this afternoon. another cold front will sweep across the area tonight which will put our warming trend on hold for a couple more days. it'll also cause an overnight mix of rain and snow for most with some light snow accumulations in northernmost portions of the viewing area. that should be
us bre we're back at 7:30, monday morning, february 15th, 2016. it's presidents' day. we have a great crowd braving the chilly weather on rockefeller plaza. in a couple days, it'll get warm. >> it'll be wet and warm. >> we're back inside studio 1a. here are the headlines this morning. the body of supreme court justice antonin scalia arrives
there is a fight on the campaign trail, with republicans insisting president obama hold off and the next president name a successor. >> there is no way the senate should confirm anyone that barack obama tries to appoint in his last year in office. >> we ought to make the 2016 election a referendum on the supreme court. >> we have a president. he was elected. he has the right to nominate another supreme court justice. >> the white house says president obama will nominate a successor to justice scalia once the senate returns from a week-long recess. michigan's governor is promising more assistance for residents in flint to deal with the lead-contaminated water. the state is asking the federal government to expand medicaid coverage for 15,000 people. the u.s. general will arrive tomorrow. a woman is connected to robberies in south carolina.
pulling out a gun, zip tying employees and stealing almost $1 million in jewels. she also face charges in florida and georgia. elliott spitzer investigated for an alleged result at a hotel in new york city. kristen dahlgren has more on this. good morning. >> good morning, savannah. he was once governor of the state and now he's facing another potentially embarrassing scandal after the alleged incident at one of new york's swankiestyiest hotels. >> reporter: the former new york governor who resigned after being caught paying for sex with a high-end escort is now under investigation for assault. sources familiar with that investigation tell nbc news that on saturday night, spitzer and a woman in her mid 20s entered new york's iconic plaza hotel and headed up to one of the rooms. inside, spitzer is being accused of choking the woman.
assault, but not for sexual assault. a source familiar with the investigation says after the alleged incident, the woman slit her wrists, but the wounds were not life threatening. no charges have been filed and a spokesperson says there is no truth to the allegation. in 2008, a prostitution scandal forced spitzer to resign as governor, just 14 months after being sworn in. >> i've acted in a way that violates my obligations to my family. >> reporter: but he was never charged with a crime. spitzer attempted a career in television. >> the politicians are sprinting. >> reporter: hosting short-lived shows on cnn and current tv. >> we have a right to respond on the other side. >> reporter: before a failed return to politics. losing to his opponent in the democratic primary for controller of new york city in 2013. following that loss, spitzer divorced his wife, and later started dating the spokesperson for his failed campaign.
overnight, the woman traveled home to russia. still a lot of questions in this case. there is no question though, it's getting a lot of attention, within hours of the story breaking, guys, spitzer was a trending topic on twitter. >> kristen dahlgren, thank you. let's get a check of the weather now from al. >> announcer: today's weather is brought to you by capital one. switch to the venture card from capital one and earn unlimited double miles you can use on any airline, any time. >> the bigger part of this storm system is stretching about 1,250 miles worth of winter weather advisories from georgia to maine. 100 million people at risk. we have a severe side to the system. thunderstorms stretching from louisiana and also arkansas, on up into tennessee. we've got a risk for strong storms from central louisiana all the way into the florida panhandle.
tornadoes and a lot of heavy rain with the system. showers and storms intensified from new orleans to montgomery, alabama. tomorrow, they're going to move eastward, from atlanta all the way down into florida and south central florida, as well. rainfall amounts, 3 to 5 inches of rain in central tennessee on into kentucky. that's whagoing onwe are closing out our president's day weekend on a bit of a quieter note. with the system that brought snow to some parts of siouxland departing, just clouds and warmer temperatures will be left behind. clouds will stay thick for the rest of our valentine's day so it's a great day to go out to dinner and cuddle up with your loved ones. temperatures will be warmer than last night with most towns dropping towards that 20 degree mark. the sunshine will return for president's day with temperatures climbing into the upper 30s. we then set our sights on the next system that could bring some snow and/or a wintry mix to the area. the colder temperatures that we have been feeling all >> that is your latest weather. carson? >> al, thanks so much.
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we're back at 7:40 this morning. on rossen reports, we're kicking off a series, step in or step off? >> it's social experiments to test how you'd respond to ethical dilemmas. jeff rossen is here with his hidden cameras. good morning. >> i brought the cameras with me. we try to teach our kids the difference between right and wrong. the key word, try. that includes the lesson that stealing is bad. what if you ran into a mother without morals? a woman telling her daughter to steal right in front of you, would you stand up to the mother, stop the kid before she did it, or let them pull off the crime together? before you answer, you think you know what you'd do? check out what we found on hidden camera. >> reporter: who hasn't been there? >> can i have chocolate? >> no. >> reporter: your child is begging for a treat. >> i really want it. >> reporter: but this mom isn't about to pay. >> if you want it, you have to steal it. >> reporter: we pulled this
police say this florida mom was caught on surveillance camera coaching her young daughter to steal an expensive bottle of tequila. when the mom walks away, watch the girl hide the battle behind her back and walk out. how would you react if you saw it happening? our hidden cameras are rolling at grassroots natural market in new jersey. our actors are wired up. >> move the mom and daughter into place. >> reporter: we are watching everything from a secret control room downstairs. >> mom, can i have this box of chocolates? >> first up, this real-life mother and daughter, checking out right next to the actors. when the cashier steps away -- >> no, sweetie. too expensive. >> please. >> reporter: the girl is already watching. now time for the twist. >> if you really want it, you know what you have to do, okay? >> what? >> you have to steal it, just like last time, okay? >> you want to make me steal it?
>>he girl can't believe her ears. >> i'll go to the car and see you in two minutes. put it under your jacket. you'll be fine. nobody is going to arrest a kid. see you in two minutes. >> mom! >> reporter: our mom walks out and the kid actor is now alone, about to steal the chocolates. it's now or never for the girl to do something. >> i wouldn't. you could just put it back over there. you can just save up your money and wait to buy it. >> that's right. she just stopped her. kid to kid. >> that's the right thing to do. >> let's go, come on. >> reporter: time to meet this crime stopper. >> jeff rossen from nbc news. how are you doing? you said stop. why? >> because it's not right to steal. >> mom taught you right over here, huh? >> very proud of her. >> reporter: if it's that easy for a kid to speak up, grown-ups will definitely jump in, right? >> if you want it, you have to steal it. >> while a few people privately told the store -- >> i think the mother is trying
box of chocolates -- >> reporter: most said nothing and did nothing. this man nervously tapping on the counter. this woman doing her best to look away. >> did you think about confronting the mom and saying, what are you doing? >> i feel like that's not my place to do it. you never know what kind of reaction you're going to get. >> it's not my life, you know. >> not your life. you didn't want confrontation? >> right. >> reporter: but will all the adults stay silent? this woman is about to knock our socks off. >> if you want the chocolate, do what i told you. >> reporter: she's watching like a hawk. >> put it under your jacket. i'll meet you outside. two minutes. >> reporter: she's clearly torn about what to do. staring, silent, for almost a minute, before this. >> how much is the chocolates? >> it's $20. >> does she really want you to take that? >> yeah. >> you know what? i'll buy it for you. i don't want you to take it. >> why? >> it's not the right thing to do.
she actually bought the chocolate for our little girl. can't wait to meet her. jeff rossen from nbc news. you did a beautiful thing, bought her the chocolate. why? >> felt it was the right thing to do at the moment. >> take care of the little girl. >> i didn't want her to feel bad about her mother, but i didn't want her to have to steal the candy. >> thank you for being so great and helping her out. >> you're welcome. >> thank you. >> we love happy endings. now we want to know how you would react. you wouldn't say a word, probably, but i'm -- >> wow. >> i know you. >> we have a live facebook chat coming up on my facebook change. facebook.com/rossen reports. i'll answer your questions live. ask us anything. >> i'd like to ask why you think we wouldn't do anything. >> we'll talk about that offline. >> what do you have tomorrow? >> another ethical dilemma. we're talking about another hot topic, entitled kids. when i was a kid, you got a trophy only for winning.
anything, even paicipation. how would you react if you saw a dad upset that his boys got trophies, even though they lost the game? would you defend the dad or the kids? our hidden cameras are rolling again. this has everyone on different teams. >> how will we react to that one tomorrow? >> you'll probably side with the dad. >> jeff, thanks so much. coming up, kanye west's surprising confession and who he is helping with a $1 billion up vestment.
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we're back at 7:49. record-shattering weekend for "deadpool." >> it became the highest grossing february release of all time. >> this is a different kind of superhero story. >> reporter: this weekend, a blood bath. the box office burned records, and most notably, expectations for a movie like this, account down. no doubt, the movie "deadpool" making a killing. >> biggest r-rated opening ever. biggest february opening ever. >> reporter: the comic book flick starring ryan reynolds, expected to pull down an estimated $150 million for the four-day weekend. >> nobody is getting hurt. >> reporter: all by bucking conventional wisdom with its outlandish, violent style, heavy dose of adult comedy. hollywood insiders crediting the
marketing campaign, that saturated and subverted traditional advertising. >> see you this friday, america. >> reporter: and to ryan reynolds. >> from the opening credits to the tippy top after the credits, it's as unusual as it gets. >> reporter: it's not so risky to get risque with an r rating. steve patterson, nbc news, los angeles. >> we loved it. >> we all saw it. >> spectacular, yeah. >> so great. it's not for kids. >> be prepared for the r rating. >> tamron, what are people saying about "deadpool" online? >> leave your kids far from the and go. box office. media. the reaction might be as funny as the movie. jared wrote, i have no idea how "deadpool" got made but i'm so glad it did. this is the most entertaining marvel film i've seen in several years. michael wrote, "deadpool" was
i loved every minute of it. and this takes it to another level. >> oh, boy. >> how cute is that? >> the thing is, this should be a cat contest, what is the cat thinking? the star, ryan reynolds, has been active on social media promoting the film. he said he's walking on sunshine thanks to the "deadpool" fans who carried him the whole way. if you don't have enough "deadpool" in your life, head to the movie's facebook page where multiple characters take each other on. we know the value of social media. ryan reynolds is stepping up the social media game for "deadpool." >> very cool. it's working. just ahead, the models breaking boundaries on the cover
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where them girls at it's 8:00 on "today." coming up -- where them girls at >> the new wave of swimsuit models. we'll introduce you to the women breaking boundaries on the cover of this year's "sports illustrated" where them girls at it's 8:00 on "today." coming up -- where them girls at >> the new wave of swimsuit models. we'll introduce you to the women breaking boundaries on the cover of this year's "sports illustrated" swimsuit issue. small wonders. >> only one person with this syndrome has died from cancer. >> yes. >> it's extraordinary. >> it is, it is. >> what if we told you there is a place where no one suffers from cancer, diabetes, even high
a ca we'll explain the genetic mutation that shows is extraordinary things come in small packages. and back together again. >> we experienced friendship, heartbreak, babies, everything together. >> we have a sneak peek at the highly anticipated reunion over a decade in the making. today, monday, february 15th, 2016. you're a troublemaker troublemaker you ain't nothing but a troublemaker girl >> we're on the "today" show! >> from little rock, arkansas. >> celebrating my 18th birthday. >> all the wayrom lolosiana, your morning coffee screams alabama. >> we're from michigan. the cold don't bother us anyway. >> happy presidents' day weekend.
right. good morning, everybody. welcome back to "today." we have a a isterous holiday crowd out here on our plaza. good morning to them. it's chilly but, man, are they fired up. >> there's a lot of them. >> i know. they're crazy. look at this crazy fan behind us. >> the broncos won and they're still fired up about that. great to have everyrydy on this holiday monday. as we said, the cover models for the "sports illustrated" swimsuit issue are making more waves than normal here. we'll meet two of the ground breakers coming up in just a little bit. there they are. first, let's get a check of the morning's top stories. natalie? flags today at federal buildings are flying at half-staff on this presidents' day. two days after the death of supreme court justice antonin scalia. his death leaves a key vacancy on the supreme court. nbc's justice correspondent pete williams is at the supreme court
pete, good morning. >> natalie, good morning to you. the body of justice scalia arrived overnight, draped in an american flag. it came from texas, where he died over the weekend of an apparent heart attack. we don't yet know the funeral arrangements, but if the family wishes, he could lie in repose in the great hall at the supreme court building. for now, president obama says he will nominate a successor, but the republicans say that decision should be made by the next president. the court itself is in its mid-winter break. the justices return to the bench in about a week. for the first time in 50 years, they'll face the busiest part of the term without all nine justices. that raises the prospect that some of the most controversial cases could be decided by a 4-4 tie, which would be the same as no decision at all. this is a time of uncertainty, both politically and for the court. natalie? >> pete williams at the supreme court for us. thank you, pete. the death of justice scalia
presidential campaign. some republicans including senators ted cruz and marco rubio want the next president to be the one to pick the next justice. earlier on "today," former florida governor jeb bush savannah. >> if there is an up or down vote, it should be rejected based on the history of how if there's no vote, that's fine, too. what i'm sayininis there shouldn't be an obama -- justice should not be appointed in an election year. let this be an important part of the election process. there's a lot riding on this. >> governor bush's brother, meantime, former president george w. bush will join him on the campaign trail today. democrat hillala clinton ys it's outrageous some of the campmpgn trail are talking about blocking any supreme court nominee named by president obama. she says the president has a responsibility to nominate a new justice and the senate has a responsibility to vote. her challenger, bernie sanders, agrees that president obama should name the successor, saying in his words, let's get on with it.
from london to new york was forced to turn back sunday after a dangerous incident in midair. it happened when someone on the ground aimed a laser into the cockpit, leaving the co-pilot feeling unwell. >> we have a medical issue with one of the pilots after a laser incident after takakff. we're going to return. >> officials are looking for whomever aimed the laser. there was an incredible sight over the weekend off the coast of florida. professor from florida atlantic university shot this video. you see there, it shows tens of thousands of sharks off palm beach. all those dots you see down there, those are sharks migrating to warmer waters. this type of shark is relatively harmless, so they say. the professor hopes to tag some of them to learn more about the way they migrate. hopefully they migrate off the coast, away from swimmers. back to savannah and carson. guys? >> natalie, thanks so much. "sports illustrated" swimsuit edition is out today and it's ground breaking.
>> oh, yes. >> it features three cover models, putting body image back in the spotlight in a whole new way. >> reporter: reaching more than 70 million people, the "sports illustrated" swimsuit edition always makes a splash. this year, it's also making history, with not one but three cover models, with very different body types. for the first time ever, there's a plus size model, size 16 ashley graham, who calls the magazine's move beyond epic. ufc ronda rousey, known as the world's most dangerous woman, also graces the cover, wearing nothing but body paint. showcasing her muscular physique. and hailey clauson, who has been modeling since she was a teen, is the third and more traditional model, who says every little girl has somebody to relate to in this issue. three models with three looks and sizes, helping to break tradition and defy body image stereotypes.
>> bravo. >> good morning. >> we can't wait to hear about your reaction. i know you just found out. but i have to say, is this the first time you've done three different covers? >> it is. the first time in 52 years. >> why did it take so long? >> i've only been in charge for four years. >> why was it important to you to highlight these three different women? >> i think it's a very, very timely moment that we're having right now. people are very aware of all the beauty in the world. "sports illustrated" is certainly one of the publications. traveling to every country in the world, practically every continent, i see beauty in all shapes, sizes, forms, everything. it was time to highlight that and bring it to the world. >> what was it like? >> how did you find out? >> literally on tnt, on the show. i was whispering to haley, you've got the cover, you got
i thought we were presenting an award. >> i thought it was three finalists. >> you didn't know? >> boom, three covers. oh, my gosh. >> this is amazing, to even be in the issue is one thing. >> yeah. >> but to be on the cover, i mean, that's got to be a huge feeling. >> i thought we were like, you know, being ground-breaking, revolutionizing by putting me, a size 16 girl, in the actual pages. but then for mj to put me on the cover, don't even get me started. i might start crying. you'd love that. just thinking about the fact that i'm on the cover of "sports illustrated." >> mj, go down between the three here. what you saw in each of them. cover. it was obvious. when i saw the beautiful pictures of ashley, the beautiful pictures of hailey and ronda, it wasn't, are we going to do this? it was, this is happening.
beautiful photos and women who represent all things to all people. it. >> i read an interesting fact. 70 million people read this issue. which is really cool. >> i heard that. >> what would your message to those women be? because they all have somebody to relate to in this issue. you know, we're starting a new thing. everybody has an amazing body. you have to own yourself. >> you had a new discussion of beauty and what it is and the dialogue that can take place. i mean, for me, 16-year-old me, i had these up on my wall. now you have three beautiful posters. >> now you can have a size 16 girl up there. >> that's right. >> we have a readership of 70 million people and not everybody likes the same thing. it's thrilling to offer diversity. >> so great to have you here. you have beauty, charm and personality. you have the whole package, ladies. >> thank you.
>> congratulations. >> they'll be back with kathie lee and hoda. and ronda, too, congratulations. they are going to premiere the video diary of ashley's shoot in a while. >> thank you, ladies. no michael jordan? no problem. people are saying this slam dunk contest was the best ever. kanye west in debt? his surprising confession and who he's asking for help. zblm . then, we're got more. our special series, "living longer, living better." we'll take you to a place where people don't get cancer, high blood pressure or diabetes. first, these messages. >> want to put a boot person on the cover? fruit. nuts. silky smooth dark chocolate.
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brain. this comes from a study in 1899. >> the image you saw recently has reemerged on the web. >> it's been trending since 1899. >> that's right. >> first i struggled to see rabbit, but then i saw rabbit. >> i saw rabbit. when you said duck, i see duck. >> i see all beak. >> i saw rabbit first. >> i see rabbit season. i see duck season. >> oh, boy. >> i see rabbit season. >> all right. you see bugs bunny? >> yeah. >> you might be happily in love but has your health declined since you met your match? >> yes. >> your match is actually a great cook. >> that's the problem. >> relationship weight gain is real, people. researchers from florida state university determined that we are all more likely to make unhealthy diet and exercise choices around the ones we love. the theory is, obviously, you kind of care less about your appearance once you become more settle down. >> absolutely.
>> it's comfortable. >> no, deborah is always a health freak. i felt worse about myself until i actually got healthy. >> you stepped up your game because of her. that's interesting. >> you lose the motivation to exercise because it may not be there if you've found a match. >> unless your spouse is competitive. my husband is at the gym every day. >> we're competitive about who i feel i -- i feel i have to be at the gym. >> we're competitive about who can eat the most ice cream. i can do the whole pint. >> i walk by her mixer. if i see butter in the mixer, she's left it out overnight, cookies are coming. >> also, when you break-up with someone, it's great for your diet. >> divorce diet. >> break-up diet. >> yeah. >> blake mentioned that. >> yes. >> he's on the other side. >> he gained weight. >> yes, yes, interesting year. we'll examine that later. the nba slam dunk contest was saturday night. if you missed it, you missed a
the battle for the best dunker came down to aaron gordon and zack levine of the minnesota timberwolves. let's get. gordon had the ball scooped from the mascot and slammed it down. zach lavine makes dunking look easy. gordon wasn't going out. he got a perfect score with his jump over the mascot's head but ultimately lavine prevailed. >> this is unbelievable. >> best ever. >> amazing. >> under the legs. >> zach lavine took the title. second year in a row. >> they're saying that's better than any jordan dunk. >> they weren't as exciting as they were back in the day. with jordan and dominique. now they're great again. >> incredible. >> great to be the mascot, right over the head. now to kanye revealing he's in debt and a much-talked about reunion. >> interesting. >> carson, your turn. >> sounds like pop start is about to start. >> yeah. >> start with kanye west. it's fascinating.
night, "saturday night live," he sang a few songs from his new album "the life of pablo." moments before his performance, he revealed shocking news and tweeted this. i write this to you, my brothers, while still $53 million in personal debt. pray we overcome. this is my true heart. if that wasn't bizarre enough, last night, kanye reached out to facebook ceo mark zuckerberg for help. saying, i know it's your birthday but can you call me by tomorrow? one of the coolest things you could ever do is to help me in my time of need. kanye revealed in an interview last year that with the launch of his yeezy fashion line, it left him $16 million in debt. a side note to the story, it is not mark zuckerberg's birthday. just putting that out there. >> okay. i'm so confused. >> he invested his own money. usually when you start a clothing line, you have investors. that's his argument there. i have downloaded the album.
this current now. you have a great friend of his, and he wrote a lot of songs and said that he needs some help. >> he also -- who trusts what kanye writes? it could be nothing. he could -- >> why would you say that though? >> i don't know. the things that come out -- >> why would you tweet that out? there are a lot of nations that are bankrupt and need money. >> it's ridiculous. >> i don't understand it. i guess what i don't understand, is it a legitimate and sincere cry for help? >> i think it's a cry for help one way or another. >> it is. >> the family, they have to have it. >> the kardashians have a lot of -- >> he said personal debt. >> we're going to keep more to come on the kanye story. >> crazy. back in january, almost the entire cast of "friends" reunited for a tribute honoring director james borrow. everybody was there except matthew perry. they were all in attendance. the group sat down with andy cohen to discuss the reunion and reveal how one of the episodes came to be. here's a very exclusive look.
>> he gave us his dressing room because it was big. >> yes. >> and it should have been. that's fine. but becacae we really wanted to connect. i mean, i think it was sort of unspoken, but we instinctively felt like we need to be friends. we need to get along. we need to connect. so we started playing poker, and jimmy gave us his room so we could have a bigger hahaout room for us. >> and they wrote an episode about it, actually. the one with the poker. >> that's right. they are referring to that episode. the one with the poker. that episode aired in season one. the full tribute airs on nbc on february 21st. that's your pop start. >> carson, thanks. let's get a check of the weather. >> announcer: today's weather is brought to you by milk life. start every day with milk's protein and milk life.
that's what's going on awe are closing out our president's day weekend on a bit of a quieter note. with the system that brought snow to some parts of siouxland departing, just clouds and warmer temperatures will be left behind. clouds will stay thick for the rest of our valentine's day so it's a great day to go out to dinner and cuddle up with your loved ones. temperatures will be warmer than last night with most towns dropping towards that 20 degree mark. the sunshine will return for president's day with temperatures climbing into the upper 30s. we then set our sights on the next system that could bring some snow and/or a wintry mix to the area. the colder temperatures that we have been feeling all weekend will begi >> savannah? >> al, thank you so much. now to a special series we're calling living longer, living better. we're revealing what people across the country and around the world are doing to live longer. and nbc's cynthia mcfadden is here and will help us get started. cynthia, good morning. >> good morning, everybody. on the cutting edge of science, we journeyed to ecuador to meet from unique people. less than 4 feet tall, scientists believe their dna may hold huge secrets that could,
meet the big-hearted little people protected from cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes. >> reporter: high in the andes mountains, quito, ecuador is almost 10,000 feet above sea level. looming large over the city, the giant virgin of quito statue. the wonders of this place can come in small packages, too. meet the tiny ecuadorians with a special gift. a rare condition that protects them from cancer, high blood pressure and diabetes. maybe even alzheimer's. >> only one person with this syndrome has died from cancer. >> yes. >> that's extraordinary. >> it is, it is. >> reporter: there's a cruel tradeoff. they can grow no taller than a
unique form of drafshwarfism, a gene mutation that blocks them from receiving growth hormones. he just turned 18. he's the size of a 5-year-old. and this 50-year-old, about the same height but heavier. >> she's gained more weight. i always recommend her to do something but she never listens. >> but she doesn't have diabetes? >> she doesn't have diabetes. >> reporter: no diabetes, no high blood pressure. >> 100/60, excellent. >> reporter: he worries her weight might one day catch up with her. >> does she take seriously your warning that she's pushing her luck? you don't think it's a consequence, why bother, right? >> exactly. >> reporter: they are two of only about 300 people with this syndrome in the entire world. 100 live in the villages of southern ecuador.
researchers on aging from the university of southern california. in merci's confirmation, just how fattening her diet is. >> plenty of carbohydrates. >> reporter: but it doesn't seem to matter because so far, merci, is just as healthy as someone going to the gym every day. >> we see them defying almost the type of diet they have. it's okay, i can have a big plate of fries and there's nothing this can do to me. >> reporter: they warn her that being protected doesn't guarantee there will never be any consequences. still, when the team gave lab rats larone's, the results in the smaller mouse that had the disorder were astonishing. >> they lived 50% longer and developed less diseases. this is remarkable and really
can we extend the life a little but decrease cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disee, alzheimer's, high blood pressure? >> reporter: he said it could be a magic pill that wouldn't make us shorter but would protect us from disease. >> how far away? >> maybe 20 years. >> still impressive. >> reporter: also impressive, how the doctor's work has brought his patients out of the shadows. >> she didn't want anybody to see her. she was secluded in her home. >> has he changed your life? >> you have given them something, a sense of community, sense of importance. >> i have made them aware of how beautiful they are. because they really spectacular in every sense. >> reporter: like yonic, about to enter college on a full scholarship. he dedicates much of his spare time to helping the researchers better understand his disorder. >> he donates blood, he's taken
comingthere's a push in the iowa legislature to guarantee insurance coverage for families affected by autism. it's an important cause to tina cobbs of sioux city. their 15-year old son, noah, has autism. when he was five, he was able to receive treatment. but he has since aged out of the grant that paid for it. democratic representativ e dave dawson of sioux city is co-sponsor of a bill that would require all insurance companies to cover the diagnosis and treatment plan for people under age 22 with autism. here's meterologist ben dorenbach with the forecast.
30s and 40s this afternoon. another cold front will sweep across the area tonight which will put our warming trend on hold for a couple more days. it'll also cause an overnight mix of rain and snow for most with some light snow accumulations in northernmost portions of the viewing area. that should be done by tomorrow morning leaving us breezy with highs in the 30s for the rest of tuesday. we'll see another day in the 30s wednesday before a
>> coming up, captain kirk himself, william shatner, will open up about the 50th anniversary of star trek and his relationship with leonard nimoy. plus, are you tied to your phone 24/7? can't look at your overflowing inbox without freaking out? we'll show you steps to take right now to declutter your digital life. >> declare e-mail bankruptcy. one of the hottest chefs is here for a recipe of a stew that is a perfect combination of salty and sweet, like carson daly. don't forget about our love of cooking sweepstakes. plenty of prizes. including a vip trip to our set and a cooking class. $2,000 worth of cookware items. to enter and find details, today.com/food club. >> sounds good. tamron is inside with
our fans. take it away. >> this is so fun. you know what warms my heart? the day after valentine's day, a wedding. not just any wedding, a "today" show wedding, in the grand style of "my big fat greek wedding 2." we want to invite you to apply for our big fat "today" wedding. if you're engaged and have a loud, fun family that's all up in your love affair, take a leap of faith and let us plan the wedding of your dreams. go to today.com/wedding for all of the rules and regulations. apply before february 26th. we want to throw a huge party with our family and, of course, yours. start practicing your dance moves now. are you ready, mr. roker? opa! >> hopefully it's warmer when we have this. >> yeah. >> let's show you what we have going on. the week ahead, it'll be icy in
snowy and west in the pacific and northern plains. wet weather in california and pacific northwest. late week, we have some messy weather around the northern mississippi river valley. wet weather in the pacific northwest. it'll be below normal in the east. western 2/3 of the country above normal. warms up in the northeast, stays warm, midsection of the country. that heat continues from the plains all the way down into the gulf. that's what's gowe are closing out our president's day weekend on a bit of a quieter note. with the system that brought snow to some parts of siouxland departing, just clouds and warmer temperatures will be left behind. clouds will stay thick for the rest of our valentine's day so it's a great day to go out to dinner and cuddle up with your loved ones. temperatures will be warmer than last night with most towns dropping towards that 20 degree mark. the sunshine will return for president's day with temperatures climbing into the upper 30s. we then set our sights on the next system that could bring some snow and/or a wintry mix to the area. the
been feeling >> that is your latest weather. savannah? >> al, thank you. to star trek fans, william shatner and leonard nimoy will be captain kirk and spock. "leonard." >> glad to be here. >> this book is a love letter to leonard nimoy, isn't it? >> it is. i loved leonard. we were like brothers. on the general term friendship, how do you make friends, what are friends worth, what is the definition of a friend, and how difficult it seems to me for men to make friends. so how cherished a singular male friend should be. women, for some reason, and it
more easily than men, it seems to eme. >> you write in the book that you didn't initially hit it off as personal friends. >> well, there's -- life is never perfect. no, we had some disagreements to begin with. and in the end. but in between was a brotherhood. i loved it. >> i thought there was an irony. you write that at first, the star trek conventions, all that that happened after the show, you both were kind of like not all that. but it was through doing those appearances that you really bonded. not as much during the show, but after, that you became close. >> that's exactly right. so many shows, i notice for example, you had "friends" on earlier earlier, that's extraordinary, for people to remain friends after the show has been -- is over. usually, you're the best friends
whatever the show is, and then when the show is over, stage, film, series, you say, i'll see you tomorrow, and you don't because life takes you apart. in many cases, you never see each other again. in this case, fate threw us together with all these appearances. and the films we did. we became very close. >> you were very different, weren't you? >> well, they say your cells change every seven years, so on. >> you were honest in the book because toward the end of his life, you write that you two had a falling out. you're very honest about it. you say in a certain sense, you're still not really sure what that was all about. >> that's true. i have no idea why. i sought to find out why and couldn't. so he -- i thought whatever it was would blow over and he'd
find common ground. happen. >> what do you think he'd think of this book? >> well, this is about how i cherished my relationship with him and how i miss him. there's no substitute. and there's another thing, and that is when you lose someone you care for, and you've had experiences together, those experiences that you had together no longer have validation. because the other person is saying, remember when, and you haven't anybody to say that with. the experiences themselves disappear. that's really the reason for the book. >> you miss him? >> yes. >> 50 years since star trek, can you believe it? >> incredible. >> this is the anniversary. will it be hard to go through the year and people remembering without your friend? >> yes.
been. we had the best time on stage with each other. communicated more on stage, at times, than we did in person. >> william shatner, good to have you here. thank you so much. >> glad to be here. >> the book is called "leonard." up next, is your e-mail inbox out of control? the guide to cleaning up your digital clutter.
nbc. we're back at 8:40. have? i don't want to say. >> there seems to be two distinct groups here. people who have too many e-mails to count or the ones who keep the number at zero. either way, you could probably use a digital de-clutterer. here's more from nbc's joe fryer. >> reporter: like a good cup of java, our e-mail inboxes are
>> i have 2,254 unread e-mails. >> reporter: just ask anyone sitting in a coffee shop. >> 3,158 unread e-mails. it looks a lot worse. >> reporter: all that clutter used to pile up on our desks. now, it's clogging up phones and computers, wasting our time. >> e-mail has the ability to suck our will to live. >> reporter: professional organizer beth knows that well. >> when people come to you with their overflowing e-mail boxes, i mean, do they feel a sense of hopelessness? >> people come to me very overwhelmed and frustrated. they don't know what to do but they want a way out of it. >> reporter: her company, bneato bar, offers services on digital clutter, including naked inbox. >> what is this e-mail? >> reporter: she tells clients to first take a sample of their e-mail. >> just like going through our physical stuff, we're going to start at the top and work our way down.
she suggests using an app called unroll.me, which unsubscribes from messages you don't want and combines your favorite subscriptions into one e-mail delivered daily. from there, it's easy to focus on incoming e-mails. if you can respond to a message in less than two minutes, go ahead. if you can't, put it in a special to-do folder. >> these are the things you're going to tackle today. we want to get the e-mail out of the inbox. >> reporter: once you've dealt with an e-mail, delete it or archive it. >> is the goal to have a zero e-mail mailbox? >> maybe for a split second. we're always going to get more. >> reporter: here comes the hard part. she says to try to check your e-mail less often. no more than five times a day. it can take 16 minutes to refocus after dealing with an e-mail. that stat showed 28% of our work week is spent reading and writing e-mails. >> if we are constantly in our e-mail inbox, we are never getting any good work done.
form of digital clutter, sucking up all the storage in our phones. she recommends using google photos or dropbox to store and organize pics in the cloud. you can also dump some of the phone apps. research says we only use 27 apps a month, but have far more on our devices. >> i think i actually have three or four to-do lists, organizing i use. >> let those go, absolutely. >> reporter: this might sound daunting. >> you wish it was zero but who has the time? >> reporter: she says it's not hopeless. take baby steps. >> this is going to be your new life. why rush it and burn out? let's take our time. >> reporter: consider it a home ec lesson, sweeping away the digital clutter in your life. for "today," joe fryer, nbc news, los angeles. >> i just erased six apps during that. >> you did? >> i was inspired. >> oh, my gosh.
>> it's a start, carson. >> i'm good without the apps. >> we're terrible. we need help. >> how many do you have? >> 77,000 and -- >> i have 11,000. you make me feel better. >> work on that, ladies. this might help. up next, we have a delicious, spicy stew you're going to love. >> bone in stew. >> yes. >> we're going to enjoy that
first, this is "today" on nbc. we're back at 8:46. all this week on today food, we're focusing on healthy recipe recipes to help you live longer. here to help us kick things off, we have the executive chef at the incredible restaurant york city. also the co-author on a new cookbook. i'll start off, you're like 26 years old.
america. you've worked under some of the greatest chefs in new york city and you're an executive chef now yourself, of course. you made the "forbes" 30 under 30 list, and you have one of the hottest restaurants in new york city and your first cookbook. >> it's a lot. >> not a bad year, my friend. >> wasn't bad. we're excited to bring korea town, the cookbook, to you. it is the first cookbook written in the perspective of korea town. >> new york, l.a. and everywhere in between. >> matt and i, the co-author, we traveled for two years writing the book. >> you're so young and have done great things in the culinary world. let's start with the meal. walk me through the ingredients. >> today, we'll make spicy chicken stew. my mom's recipe. the first recipe i ever cooked. it's a spicy chicken stew. some honey powder. koreans aren't crazy about using
substitute it in any way. marinate. >> are these ingredients tough to find? >> usually, it's available in asian marts. now, so it's great. >> okay. >> carson, you're going to have to do the marinateeinade for me. >> okay. >> the chili paste and honey powder. >> everything in a bowl. this recipe is simple. >> it's a sugar substitute. mix it up. >> you start the chicken browning process first? >> i'll have it in one pot. i'll put it all in, including the vegetables. >> is this a dish you did at culinary school and they loved it? >> yeah, and now it's part of the curriculum. >> that's crazy. >> it's all super simple, too. i mean, i did it when i was -- the first time, literally, the first dish i made when i was 12
>> one of my mom's recipes. >> by the way, we have the tasters downstairs. >> oh milliony gosh, we're in love. >> my head is sweating. >> it has a kick but we love it. >> really good. >> really good reviews down there. this looxks like a one pot deal, which is easy. >> exactly. i'll have a little bit of the chicken stock. honestly, this is it. >> put the chicken down, made the marinade, you have -- >> you cover wit a lid, medium minutes. >> perfect. >> this is our end product. you get a lot of the juice from the chicken that creates a nice stock. you get a perfectly cooked -- >> this is easy. >> korean food, that's the point. >> people are intimidated, they don't think they can pull it off. >> exactly. korea town, the book, has over 100 recipes. the next recipe is going to be a
>> is it pickled cabbage? >> traditionally it's a dish. in the book, we focus on it as a verb. you'll see vegetables and fruit. we say, yes, it's a staple dish of korea, but also pineapple, cucumber. we'll make the marinade. months. we have some that's two years old. this is a quick version, less than 20 minutes. korean chili powder. the paste form, and this is the powder form. garlic, ginger. >> are you eating this, as well? >> oh, my gosh, the pineapple. >> spicy. >> perfect for 9:00 in the morning. >> we love it. >> mix this up and let it marinate? >> then it comes to this. >> whenever you want this? >> exactly. we chose pineapple. matt and i, when we were doing
in the book, we have over 100 recipes. 20 are like guess recipes. >> flavorful. >> every recipe, every vegetable you do gives off a nice kick. >> you can jar it up? >> jar it up, leave it in the fridge, eat it whenever you want to eat it. >> congratulations on the recipes. >> all the stuff in the restaurant, too? >> it's in the cookbook. >> get the cookbook. you're the man. thank you so much. come back and see us. for the recipes, go to today.com/food. eat up down there, and we'll be >> well done! this is "today" on nbc. >> set off the fire alarm. >> great job. how 'bout crunching into flavor with a fritos chicken enchilada melt? pulled chicken in enchilada sauce, melty monterey cheddar, fresh veggies and fritos corn chips! hurry in today!
we're back at 8:52. time for special birthday wishes. >> we are so happy to be taking over the smucker's duty from my good friend, willard scott. to. let's get started. happy 107th birthday to ms. vera calhoun russell from illinois. a loving mom and enjoying doing word search puzzles. friends. happy 100th birthday to lily davis of new york. you don't want to play her in bridge. she plays five days a week and is a champion.
old from massachusetts. you have to like this, her secret to longevity, a glass of scotch every night. >> incredible. >> there you go. >> go, susan, go! >> woodrow wilson felty from pennsylvania, 100 years old. retired from the air force. we salute you for your service. thank you. mary corbett from virginia. 100 years old. 22 grandkids. 24 great grandchildren. >> wow! >> that's what keeps her young. >> she knows all their names. from arizona. didn't retire until 87. fantastic. >> amazing. >> if you know of somebody any age celebrating a leap year birthday this month, we want to celebrate them on the air.
send in your photos for a chance to be featured. >> i like that. >> got to celebrate the leap year birthdays. what's coming up next hour? we have a president joining us. president we're going to do a little >> nice. >> we have kitchen hacks and some of the hot toys. >> the kid at heart. >> i love it. minutes.
news and weather. people were seeing a lot of pink at the west high school gym this weekend. the student council organized a "pink out" night as a way to raise funds for "susan g. komen for the cure." t-shirts were sold and businesses contributed items for a silent auction. "oh god it was a lot of work but, to see the final result, i'm so proud of our council and all the work we put into it," said valerie diaz, a west high student council member. the event raised $1,500. february is youth art month and works by young siouxland artists are on display at the sioux city art center. the art center received more than 400 art entries from 21 siouxland high schools. a selection committee chose 61 pieces to be displayed in the 27th annual
cause an overnight mix this morning on "today's take," scandal star tony goldwin is here. makes history with a presidents' day pop quiz. the big winner at the box office and who will win big at tonight's grammy's. the hottest games and toys every kid is going to want, coming up right now. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today's take" with al roker, natalie morales, willie geist and tamron hall, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. welcome to "today."
february 15th, 2016. it's why we have a huge crowd out there. i'm al along with natalie and tamron. willie is off. natalie's jam, "blank space" by taylor swift, who will probably be one of the big winners at tonight's grammys. >> she's nominated for seven. kendrick lamar for 11. grammys are tonight. it'll be a good one. record of the year nominees, really love, deangelo. uptown funk, of course. mark ronson featuring bruno mars. thinking out loud, ed sheeran. blank space, taylor swift. can't feel my face, the weekend. kendrick lamar, 11 nominations. record of the year rewards the song performance. what do you think? it's a tough one. >> i like "uptown funk." >> i think it'll possibly win for record, but i think album of
>> it'll be kendrick lamar. >> really? >> it's the social commentary. it. it seems like the songs have been around longer than -- >> i know. over again. >> when you look at the list of songs, it's like such an imprint in our minds. you probably know every lyric. it'll be a good night. >> adele is not there -- >> because of the calendar year. >> the album didn't come out in time for the nomination. >> it'll be a hot night. >> a lot of people talking about the feud with kanye and taylor swift, kind of rekindled a little bit, right? >> so kanye has a new song out. he performed some of it on "snl." very strange performances on "snl." one of his songs references save ss taylor swift. it refers to her in the absolute, horrible way.
he told her about the song. >> i find that hard to believe. >> i don't believe it. >> you don't have to because taylor says it's not true. permission. her girl squad, ruby rose, gigi hadid, they've all gone after kanye west for the lyric. debt. he tweeted it out after his "snl" performance. he said he invested his money for the personal debt. he's reached out to mark zuckerberg -- >> on his "birthbirthday. >> which is not his birthday. >> squgasking for money. >> might want to put the touch on ryan reynolds. >> go down rich guys and ask for money. that is something else. >> i don't feel bad for kanye. >> "deadpool" killing at the box office.
expected to earn $150 million. >> incredible. >> four-day weekend. biggest r-rated opening ever. biggest february opening. beating last year's 50 shades of gray by more than 40 million. biggest opening for first-time director, beating out our pal to lizbeth ban-- elizabeth banks. week. they're spectacular and deserve the success they're having. in the movie, he jokes about, could this be a franchise? i think yes. >> i think so, but i also think it'll be interesting to see what marvel now does with this. you know, the superhero genre is usually for families and kids. this shows you, there is an audience that wants to see it taken up a notch. >> it took ryan reynolds 11 years to get this made. he wanted to be true to the source, comic book material. "deadpool" is this wisecracking, profane, violent -- >> what's the super power?
>> he can heal himself. he's got enhanced athletic abilities. >> you have to see it. it's hilarious. >> i want to see it, definitely. apparently, everybody else saw it. >> get right to the theater. >> last night, the baftas, the history. leo dicaprio, a big winner for "the revenant." but they had a kiss cam set up. the host was steven fry. apparently, he took a moment to thank america for the many gifts we've given the world. foam fingers, leaf blowers and the kiss cam. >> who do we have here? oh, yes! it's maggie smith and leonardo dicaprio.
that's a marriage made in heaven if there one were. julianne moore and bryan cranston. whoa! >> they need to bring a kiss cam to the oscars. >> they need to bring a kiss cam here. >> whoa! this is a workplace. >> come on. >> hr! >> today, of course, presidents' day, waiting patiently in the wings. we have a celebrity guest with us, a television president. hail to the chief. mr. president, good morning. >> nice to see you. >> how are you? >> good to see you. >> president fitzgerald from skand "scandal." >> there's a chair, wow. full service. >> this is the best we've got. >> season five, yeah. >> you've been on the series since this began in 2012.
dealing with currently. let's take a look. >> i have a problem. >> what do they have? >> project mercury. >> the biuy project. >> the "post" could run with it. united states will be alone in the world. that is a very dark street to walk every night. >> you've had to deal with so much in your presidency. >> that's right. this is minor. nsa leak, a hack. >> affairs and everything else, your wife leaving you. >> exactly. >> shonda rhimes created these worlds, and the people are immersed in them. really take ownership. i mean, they love this show. >> our fans are incredible. they're really, really passionate.
engage with us, from the beginning. we have a lot of loyal fans. we still live tweet with them every single broadcast. the whole cast gets on twitter and we talk to them every week. it's great, yeah. >> is it true, because we've been digging up all kinds of things on you, because, you know, scandal, is it true you fall asleep at the drop of a dime? what's the cliche? >> drop of the hat. >> drop of the dime, too. it's true. it's the way i kind of -- with all the crazeyiness that goes on on a set, i stay in the zone when i have to work. i find a chair, couch, just sitting there, take a power nap. >> you're resting -- >> it's something i've always done. i do it when i work in the theater backstage. i'll drop off for five minutes. >> al does that all the time. >> i do that. >> on camera, right? >> i just kind of am out.
the morning. >> that's right. by the way, i hope you can help us with something, mr. president. we're trying to get to a million likes on our facebook page. >> i'm in. >> we need help. make people like us. >> this is day 14 of our 15 days of prizes give away. have you ever had the pleasure of trying garrett's popcorn? >> i have not. >> oh, my gosh. this is a chicago tradition. >> really? >> the cheese corn, the caramel corn and then there's the chicago mix. >> chicago mix. >> we want people to go to our facebook.com/today's take page. the winner gets a big prize package of garrett's pop corn. would you like to try it? >> i would. i'll take a nibble and tell you what i think. that is really good. >> isn't that great? >> a lot of cheese. >> let's take this with us. too. >> you hit the button. we'll see how many people we
>> okay. >> 240,000 likes. we want you to go to facebook.com/today's take. mr. president, help me do the weather? >> i'd be honored. >> as you notice outside, we have a little snow coming. >> we do. where do you want me? >> stand right there. right now, we have 19 degrees, 9 in boston, 2 in concord. snow coming up in washington, d.c. as you know, as the president, it shuts down. >> that's right. >> as soon as there is snow. >> hard for me to get to work. >> even with the motorcade. >> that's right. >> more wet weather is comeing. atlanta is in 35. washington, 23. big, big stuff coming. do you guys ever shoot in washington? >> we don't, actually. >> you don't? >> it's all computer magic. >> well, this is all coming into the northeast. we have freezing rain after this changes over to snow in the northeast. heavy rain tomorrow, if you are
you'd be delayed. >> good thing i'm going to l.a. >> little more garrett's? >> sure. thanks. >> of course, snow amounts, light, inch in new york city. philly, 1 to 3. buffalo, 6 to 12. we're worried about icing, including in washington. it could shut the city down, but who would know? back to the west, heavier, about 1/4 inch of ice. that's what's going on around the country.we are closing out our president's day weekend on a bit of a quieter note. with the system that brought snow to some parts of siouxland departing, just clouds and warmer temperatures will be left behind. clouds will stay thick for the rest of our valentine's day so it's a great day to go out to dinner and cuddle up with your loved ones. temperatures will be warmer than last night with most towns dropping towards that 20 degree mark. the sunshine will return for president's day with temperatures climbing into the upuper 30s. we then set our sights on the next system that could bring some snow and/or a wintry mix to the area. the colder temperatures that we have
>> that's your latest weather. i misspoke. actually, it's not the chicago mix. somebody else had that copyright. it's the garrett's mix now. >> whatever it is, it's delicious. >> garrett's people know what you were talking about. isn't it addictive? >> it's the best thing ever. >> can't stop. >> i'll probably eat the whole thing. coming up, we have a presidents' day pop quiz with does your makeup remover take it all off? every kiss-proof, cry-proof, stay-proof look? neutrogena makeup remover does.
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>> let's welcome our first nickernick, william. >> four scores and seven year ago. to? >> 87. >> very good. >> nice. >> the score is 20 years. it comes from old english and used to count large numbers of things like sheep. >> nice. >> next cadet, abbie. what's your question? >> who was the first president to appear on television? >> gerald ford. >> nope. fdr. >> very good, al. >> i was thinking "snl." >> 1939. >> world's fair. >> cadet alexander. >> hey. >> what question do you have? >> what were george washington's false teeth made of?
>> no. >> that was my guess. >> it was ivory, fabric, some other stuff, but a bunch of things. >> al is right. ivory ivory and wood. wait, i made that up. it's what al said. >> what's your question? >> which former president was a model for the cover of "cosmopolitan" magazine? >> gerald ford. >> yes. >> very good. >> contemporary history. >> keep answering ford. fdr would be my answer for everything. >> cadet aiden. >> what is the name of the president on the tv show "scandal"? >> president fitzgerald. >> yes.
>> good morning, cadet. >> who was the -- >> grant. >> bathtub, right? >> howard. >> ate a lot of garrett's popcorn. >> this is cadet colonel. what is your question? >> question seven, which early 19th century president had two pet bears? >> dfrfdr. >> jefferson. >> bears roamed around the white house lawn. jefferson. >> i read a biography. >> cadet james is back with another question. >> which president studied nuclear physics? >> jimmy carter. >> wow! >> engineering student. >> al knew the questions before.
>> oh, my gosh! [ applause ] >> nice scarf on top. >> i want you to eat more garrett's popcorn and go to today's take -- facebook.com/today's take and like us. >> excellent. >> come on out, everybody. come around with us. >> tonyenytony, thank you. >> hang out with al. how to keep a pot of boiling water from overflowing and other
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take some ice and a paper towel. >> this could be a nightmare, skimming off the top. >> it's a hastsle. there's a few trips. i like this one. put ice in a paper towel and gets it cold. what you do is put that on top. >> wow. >> look at that. it chills the fat. it solidifies it and sticks to here. >> great idea. >> also gives you the opportunity to scoop off the excess. >> love that. what is this, yogurt? >> yogurt with granola. we'll teach you how to keep the honey from sticking to your measuring cup or spoon. i'll give this to you. you'll do the hot water test. dip it in and get it hot. i'll use this non-stick spray. then you're going to scoop your honey. that. >> it falls right off. >> right off the spoon.
>> why am i holding a spoon? >> you'll try it with this. we'll see which works better. see that? >> yours is much better. >> it's the trick. non-stick spray. we have pasta. about to boil over. what are you going to do? take a wooden spoon and put it on top. what that does is as the air bubbles hit the spoon, they'll break up. it's not the water boiling over, it's the steam. it's the foam. >> this is life changing. >> do you know how many times i fled my kitchen because the water is spilling into the burner? >> there you go. next thing, wooden spoon to the rescue, right? >> i'm blown away. >> i love this tip. the reason i love it is because i have one coffee grinder that i use for two things. grinding coffee and grinding spices.
take day old bread, like this, throw it in and zip it up. >> what does the bread do? >> it absorbs all the flavor, >> great tip. >> cleans it out. >> quickly, we have seconds. >> what you do is take this -- >> well, out of time. we'll put it online. before i had the shooting, burning, pins-and-needles of diabetic nerve pain, these feet were the first in my family to graduate from college, raised active twin girls, and trained as a nurse. but i couldn't bear my diabetic nerve pain any longer. so i talked to my doctor and he prescribed lyrica. nerve damage from diabetes causes diabetic nerve pain. lyrica is fda approved to treat this pain. lyrica may cause serious allergic reactions or suicidal thoughts or actions. tell your doctor right away if you have these, new or worsening depression, or unusual changes in mood or behavior. or swelling, trouble breathing, rash, hives, blisters, muscle pain with fever, tired feeling or blurry vision. common side effects are dizziness, sleepiness,
don't drink alcohol while taking lyrica. don't drive or use machinery until you know how lyrica affects you. those who have had a drug or alcohol problem may be more likely to misuse lyrica. now i have less diabetic nerve pain. and i love helping little ones get off on the right foot. ask your doctor about lyrica. viewing area. that should be done by tomorrow morning leaving us breezy with highs in the 30s for the rest of tuesday. we'll wednesday before a more southerly wind picks up thursday which will help highs reach the 40s and eventually the 50s on friday and saturday before easing back a bit early next week. see graphics. >> woodbury county democrats met over the weekend to work on platforms ahead of next month's county convention. the arrangements and platform committees met to put the final pieces together. the platform committee decided what planks they want to push through to the district convention. the woodbury county democratic chair says even though it's an election year, this convention won't be any different. "it's just a parliamentary procedure that we need to go through in order to push the delegates on to the district and then on to state and then on to nationals," said penny rosfjord,
wednes taking a look at the headlines. flags at federal buildings are flying at half-staff two days after the death of justice antonin scalia. late sunday, his body was flown from texas to the international airport outside of the capital. he leaves a vacancy on the supreme court and a battle over filling it. president obama will nominate a successor once the senate returns from a week-long recess. however, senate majority leader mitch mcconnell says the next president should nominate someone and not president obama. a new study suggesting that
enough sleep may be at risk of getting type 2 diabetes. researchers at penn state looked at the sleep patterns of 700 people. following them from childhood to adolescence. they found boys who got less slow wave or deep sleep are more likely to develop insulin resistance, which increased the risk of type 2 diabetes. there was no similar finding in girls. a start-up company is their wedding. with a catch. swan love will pay up to $10,000 toward a wedding, but if the couple later gets divorced, they'll have to pay the money back with interest. apparently, lots of people are interested. demand has been so high, the company's server overloaded. an love is trying to get its site back up. as we told you at the top of the show, "deadpool" took over the top spot at the box office over the weekend. the ryan reynolds's film taking in more than $135 million according to early estimates. a record opening for a rated r
"kung fu panda 3" was second and "how to be single" was third. in new zealand, a photographer used a drone to capture these hundreds of sheep being herded. they make their way from one field to the next through an open gate. the video has gone viral. in two days, it had over 2 million views and 26,000 shares. incredible to watch. let's get a check of the weather from al. nothing like counting sheep, al. >> i got tired while i was watching this. >> i was yawning. >> let's she you what's happening as far as your week's precipitation. early part of the week, icy, snowy mess in the east. thunderstorms through the gulf and wet and snowy in the plains. midweek, sunshine is supreme between coasts. we have light snow around the appalachians andreat lakes. the latter part of the week, looking at a rain and snow event for northern california and the pacific northwest. windy, snowy and wet throughout
warmer weather rules from the midsection of the country. as we get to the midweek, we're looking at much above normal temperatures in the plains and central plains. it stays right in the middle of thewe are closing out our president's day weekend on a bit of a quieter note. with the system that brought snow to some parts of siouxland departing, just clouds and warmer temperatures will beeft behind. clouds will stay thick for the rest of our valentine's day so it's a great day to go out to dinner and temperatures will be warmer than last night with most towns dropping towards that 20 degree mark. the sunshine will return for president's day with temperatures climbing into the upper 30s. we then set our sights on the next system that could bring some snow and/or a wintry mix to the area. the colder temperatures that we have been feeling all weekend will begin to evade >> that's your latest weather. a lot of us probably started doing our taxes already. every year, thousands of folks targeted by criminals posing as
money and more. >> today national investigative correspondent jeff rossen is here with a warning of two of the biggest scams and what we need to know to protect yourselves. good morning. >> how are you? >> two key areas,s, what are they? >> e-mail. a lot of people, including it's happening to a lot of people and i'm getting e-mails on facebook, as well, that people are getting these e-mails, supposedly from the irs, saying they owe money and them. here's another e-mail going around. this one promises a tax refund. you'll get an official looking e-mail like this. look at the bolded section. you are eligible to receive a tax refund of $63.80 to access the form, c cck here. you click on that e-mail and, again, $63.80, seems possibly legitimate. not like we owe you $10,000. it's enough where a lot of americans will fill it out and try to get the $63. you click on it and put in your bank information so they can
the scammers join your account. >> what's your red flag? >> the irs will never, ever ask you for personal information or e-mail. the only time they're ever going to e-mail you is if you already have an ongoing case. the irs willlllways contact you the first time through regular mail. you'llnly get e-mails if them. e-mail. >> no. >> via text or anything else? >> if you hear from the irs over social media, it is a scam. they'll never contact you over social media or text. >> what about phphes? we understand that is a phone call scam going on. >> this one is even more aggressive. this is where they really pound you on the fact that you owe money. they're going to stick the police after you. actually, one of our senior producers at the "today" show, her daughter got a call. take a listen. >> this is officer from internal
we have been trying to reach you. this call is an official final notice call from internal revenue services. the reason that the call has come in for you that we haha filed a lawsuit against you. for more information, call immediately our department. >> call immediately our department. what is that, yoda? oh, money, you do. >> you probably panic wn you hearlawsuits. you don't hear what's after that. >> people say, i'd never fall for it, but thousands of victims every year. $26.5 million a year scammed from people that way. >> does the irs initiate calls like that? >> the irs will call you, again, if you're already involved with one of their agents on an ongoing case. you'd knono you're d dling with the irs and they ever never ask for personal information. if you get a call, go on our website on today.com. we have all the phone numbers to report this back to the irs or the federal trade commission. >> you should report it if you
don't delete it or anything. >> hang up immediately and never give information, but report it so they can go after the people. >> you also say we shou note the irs is in the process of implementing legislation that will allow federal officials to make calls for back taxes. >> maybe in the future, they may be able to send the robocalls out. they're not sure they want to do it. this season, if you get a call, it's fake and a scam. >> great information. >> this is not the iriragent you're looking for. >> you owe me $63. up next, the toy fair is in town and we have our hands on this year's hottest products. grab the kids. they should be off school today, >> right. >> put them in front of the tv. we want them to see the fun and
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it's like christmas in new york city because the annual toy fair is under way. >> toy insider mom is here with us. the toys kids are begging for this year. >> none of these toys are out and most will be out for christmas. >> perfect. >> we will talk about karaoke. we put a phone in. any one will do. this expands. we download the app and we can do all kinds of things. >> fantastic. the visual at the same time. >> ready? >> if you want to see what's happening. because happy! >> so now all these videos are sharing.
media. it will be a huge hit. >> huge, huge. >> you don't need to wait for the camp fire. this is the yummy more maker. the graham cracker and the marshmallow and the chocolate. take the mix and the water and microwave. we can pretend to cook in our oven. it's cute. and then you have tiny treats. they are delicious. >> what are does this do some. >> what kid doesn't want a pet dragon? he is soft and cuddly, but he does fire. look at that fire. you can toast the marshmallows. >> that's adorable. >> we have mores. >> he has like 50 different sounds and movements to keep the
this is zoomer erer chimp. he is interactive. we will put him on the floor. i want to you watch his face. he will pay attention to voice. zoomer, dance. let's see what you can do. there you go. dance. he has lots of tricks. >> that's so cute. >> everyone is going to love >> all right. let's move on. >> what about for kids who like to be more creative. what about a pet that you can build. this. a section that allows them to go learn about physics. that is around the front and he gets to the top and he feels the feeling. he is going to come right back down. >> i love that the kids build
>> that's very hot. >> look at this. everything is made with this. this is a 3d magic pet. we can build, but what i do is have a uv light. no heat. i can build up. i can build out. everything that you see here has been built with this pen. you can go any way you want. it's so neat. look at that. >> all it is is using this. >> big bubbles. >> this is lots of different bubbles. how about this. let's see if we can get a nice bubble around isaac. >> kids will have a lot of fun. one more time. we had one around natalie. >> very cool. >> now we will let them go. >> this is dirt. feel it. it awesome. it's anti-bacterial and never
it will come with a little toy. we willring the dirt into the house. >> that's cool. i love that. >> now the royalty. how adorable. will you show us how to play. >> this is the tea party musical parts. when we roll this, this is prototype. >> this is pots. >> listen to the music. she turns. we have our favorite song and mrs. pots and chip. i don't want to you see that classic play has gone out of style. this is our city scape set. we have new york. it's hollywood. these are wooden and ecofriendly and they are great. it's easy. >> you have great things. i have to go to this toy fair. >> coming up next, put away the valentine's chocolates and get back on track. meal that could help you live longer. right after thth.nger. right
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>> salmon and wheat berries. we have the whole wheat berries, delicious. >> isn't that like barley sort of? >> it's wheat, yeah. it's the actual seed. if you mill it, you have wheat flour. we have vegetable stock, like so. littleleit of olive oil. >> right. >> some salt. >> how long do you cook it? >> two hours, until it's chewy. then we have some that's already cooked. add olili oil, season it back up. vinegar, like so. >> any kind? >> red wine vinegar. then we have pickles, cucumbers here, red onions. >> nice. >> raw red onions and avocado. it's all about healthiness here. >> very good. >> then we have freshly chopped
and parsley. >> little lemon zest? >> lime zest. great technique, al, like you've done this before. >> once or twice. mix this up a little bit? >> fresh pepper here. >> what's -- >> then we have the salmon here. >> which will cook quickly. >> very quick. cook salmon medium rare. nice and meltingly tender in the center. nice, hot pan is very, very important so your fish doesn't stick. again, fresh pepper on both sides. our pan is smoking, like so. >> any salt? >> yeah, go ahead. you missed that one, al. come on, man. >> still missed it. >> bam. >> there you go. >> skin side down. you see the pan is nice and hot. the salmon won't stick. little more olive oil. >> yummy. >> you want the sizzle right away. there you go.
long on each side? >> about two minutes on each side for this thickness. golden brown. and you have the finished product. that was easy, huh? >> tasty and healthy. really good. >> thank you, george. >> thank you. for this recipe and more, go to today.com/food and click on the healthy tab. not the unhealthy tab. we're going to be back in a moment. check out how we're doing on our
this is "today" on nbc. time to check facebook.com/today's take. >> let's do it. >> press the button. >> nice. >> close to 250,000. >> if we hit a million, i'm coming to somebody's house and doing the weather. we're going to pick it from all the people who liked us. we'll do that. go to facebook.com/today's take. >> i've said you can come in my closet and pick out -- did i say one or two dresses?
"we always have a big party at my house for valentine's day with my family--my mom makes really good lasagna," said colton newman. "i got her an assortment. she likes daises and roses, so why not," said scott brown. "her favorite color is mint green, so that's why i got these, and surprise her a little bit," said jasper certain. the national retail federation says americans spend an average of 147-dollars on valentine's day. ben's here now with the forecast.
from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> hey, everybody. we're excited. it's sunday monday. it's february 15th. happy presidents' day. we hope you're enjoying your long holiday weekend. >> we're actually live. >> because we haveo help this guy sell a book. >> william shatner in the house. >> yes, they're having more fun